Welcome To Your March 2, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
If photos do not appear, click the "Display Images" link at the top of this email.
Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, March 5
7th Girls Basketball v. Delavan
8th Girls Basketball @ Delavan (Phoenix MS)

Tuesday, March 6
Band Concert 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8
LATE START @ 9:30 A.M. (buses run 2 hours later)
7th Girls Basketball v. Waterford
8th Girls Basketball @ Waterford (Fox River MS)

Friday, March 9
PTO Dance Party (rescheduled from February 9th)
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS

Dance: We will be performing on Monday, March 5th and Thursday, March 9th this week. There will be NO other practice other than our performance nights. You will NOT be able to ride the bus on those night and must either arrange for a ride home at 4:20 PM or check in with the basketball game supervisors, stay for the game and ride the 5:25 PM bus home.

Rocks Club : Rocks Club meets Wednesday, March 7 until 4:15.

Yearbooks: After March 1st, yearbooks are available to order online only at www.jostens.com.
TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL ???
Parents ... please keep sick kids at home and help avoid spreading germs.
The school is in need of kleenex and Clorox wipes. Please send them with your students for delivery to homeroom teachers.

Thank you!
7TH GRADE DEMONSTRATION
SPEECH PRACTICE
Topics included how to keep bees, making a calming glitter jar, making therapy putty, pitching a tent, signing, making a pendulum, and making a homemade stress ball.
ROCKS CLUB AT LGMS
LGMS Rocks Club began at Lake Geneva Middle School with the sole purpose of spreading joy, kindness, and a sense of community through creativity and was inspired by the various “Rocks” Facebook Groups. The goal is to design rocks with words of kindness and then hide them in various locations in Lake Geneva to bring joy to the finder. It is one way that LGMS is trying to reach out to the community. Students learn how to use their technology as a tool to find inspirational ideas, post pictures of the hidden rocks, check the status of the rocks that were hidden, and search for other "Rock Groups" to see what other groups are doing.

On the back of the rock, we write “Take a picture and post to LGMS Rocks Facebook Group." The finder of the rock would rehide the rock. If the finder cannot bear to part with the rock, they can keep it but are encouraged to replace it with one of their own creations. This is a kindness project and LGMS students are reaching out to our community!  

Please encourage visitors to join our Facebook group.

Please encourage visitors to like our Facebook page.
REGIONAL SPELLING BEE




Grace Rasch and Crete Slattery - both 7th graders - represented Lake Geneva Schools and participated in the CESA 2 Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Whitewater High School. Out of the 35 participants, Grace finished in 19th and Crete finished in 14th place, missing on the words autobahn and omnibus respectively. Congratulations to both of them on their efforts!  

ORCHESTRA
DISTRICT FESTIVAL
Congratulations to 4-12th grade orchestra students on a fantastic District Orchestra Festival last Tuesday. This concert is a favorite because students and families get to see the progression from beginning orchestra students all the way through high school seniors. Each ensemble performed a selection and then the grand finale was Cold Play's Viva La Vida featuring 300+ students. Great job to everyone involved! See the link below for a full recording of the concert.  Orchestra District Festival
LGMS HOSTING DISTRICT SOLO
& ENSEMBLE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted at Lake Geneva Middle School on Saturday, March 3, 2018. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator. Click this link for schedules and more details: Solo and Ensemble

MARCH ON WISCONSIN!
On Tuesday, March 6, the Lake Geneva 5th-8th Grade Bands Present:  "March On, Wisconsin"  featuring Special Guests: "Echoes of Camp Randall". This group consists of 15-20 members of the UW-Madison Varsity Band. They will be performing many of the 5th Quarter Favorites! We hope to see you at this high energy show.  Each of the 5th-8th grade bands will be playing a piece that represents the state of Wisconsin.  
ATTENTION 5 TH -8 TH   GRADE BAND MEMBERS AND FAMILIES
MIDWINTER BAND CONCERT:
“March On, Wisconsin”  Featuring:  Echoes of Camp Randall
(Members of the UW Wisconsin Varsity Band)
 
WHO:              5 TH  – 8 TH  GRADE BAND AND JAZZ BANDS
WHEN:            TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH @ 6:00 PM

STUDENTS NEED TO BE IN THEIR ASSIGNED ROOM
READY TO PLAY  BY 5:30 PM
 
5th Grade: Large Group Room
6th Grade: Choir Room
7th Grade: Orchestra Room
8th Grade: Band Room
 
WHERE:  LAKE GENEVA MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM
 
DRESS :  RED BAND SHIRT, KHAKI PANTS, BLACK SHOES, BLACK SOCKS
 
TRANSPORTATION:  TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE CONCERT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED
6TH GRADE GIRLS INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
6th grade girls basketball recently wrapped up their intramural season! Great season girls!
NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING
March 9 and 10
Click here to visit the website: National Day of Unplugging
The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent February Wolf Gazette
BOXTOPS ARE BACK!
We will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education.

Here is a link of participating products: Box Top Products

Please collect and send in your box tops with your student or drop them at the main office!
HELP FOR STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL
Primetime is our building-wide after school student academic support program. Primetime is an opportunity for students to get extra assistance from their teachers. Students at all grade levels are assigned to stay for Primetime when they are missing 3 or more assignments or currently have an F in any class. Primetime is assigned Monday morning in homeroom when teachers go over grades with students. Students who meet the requirements are required to stay on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:15.  Our goal at LGMS is to get all students the support they need to be successful.
PARENTS ...
BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG
The PTO is looking for parents to join and be a part of Student Experiences - Education Enrichment - Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Parent/Community - and much, much more!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
President Tara Trent - 262-729-7443 taratrent@yahoo.com
Treasurer Tracy Smith - 262-215-5661 smithgraphics@yahoo.com
Secretary Lisa Ghent - 262-215-8538 lghent00@gmail.com
PARENT AND STUDENT REMINDERS
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.

STUDENT PICK UP: If you need to pick up your student during the day, we ask that you please send a note with your student in the morning with a time that you will be picking them up. That way we can write them a pass to hand to their teacher when it's time to leave. This avoids having to disrupt classes by calling in looking for a student.

BUS PASSES: If your student will be riding the bus home with a friend, please send a letter in the morning indicating who he/she will be going home with. We will then issue a bus pass.

LATE START: Late starts are the second Thursday of each month. On those days, school begins at 9:30 a.m. We ask that students not be dropped off earlier than 9:20 a.m. Buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time.

LATE BUSES: Late buses run as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 3:35 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

LATEX BALLOONS; We have students with latex allergies so please, no latex balloons.

WATER BOTTLES: Students are allowed to have water bottles during the school day - WATER ONLY. Please, no other liquids.
CHROMEBOOK CARE
Parents and Students: While we understand that accidents happen, it is important that students do their best to properly care for their chromebook. Should something happen to the chromebook, students should complete a Chromebook Repair Request form and take it, along with their chromebook, to the LMC. Click on this link to view the form and repair costs: Chromebook Repair Info
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
(Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.)



AROUND THE DISTRICT
Yoga for Kids: Free introductory yoga session for children ages 4-7! Click here for more information: Yoga for Kids

Preparing for College: Parents and Middle School/High School Students - Plan to attend this free informational meeting on Preparing for College on March 13th @ 6:00 p.m. at Badger High School. Click this link for more information: Preparing for College

4K Registration : It's time to starting thinking about registering your student for 4K! Registration begins January 3, 2018. Please 4K Registration Information

Parental Control Software & Cell Phone Monitoring: Click:  https://goo.gl/6YxS36  for more information about free and low-cost solutions available for filtering and managing all of the devices in your house. They range from basic solutions to those with many bells and whistles such as setting time limitations for your children or blocking or approving any app on your child’s phone. 
This guide is being provided by  smartsocial.com.  You may also be interested in signing up to receive their free parent app guides at:  https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ delivered straight to your inbox,
every week, over the next few months.

Internet Program: The Wisconsin Public Services Commission has developed a simple and powerful tool, the  Internet Discount Finder , to show people which internet providers offer discounted service where they live. Anyone can simply type in their address and get a list of discount providers in their area. We encourage you to make this information available to all of the families in your school district. They will qualify for a discount even if they are currently receiving undiscounted service.

Destination Imagination : What is Destination Imagination??? DI is a community-based, school-friendly educational organization in which young people apply creative and critical thinking skills to long-term interdisciplinary Challenges. DI is less a program than a process of learning to appreciate and apply creativity. DI participants develop lifelong problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills.

DI meets every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the building across from LGMS. For more information, click on this link: DI Info

Title 1 District Wide Information: Title I is a federal program that is used to work with students who would need extra assistance in reading skills. Recently, every school in the Lake Geneva School district became a School-wide Title school . Schoolwide programs allow the schools greater flexibility on how they utilize specialists in each building. Students that are identified as needing extra services in reading will still receive reading services however specialists may also be used in additional ways such as coaching, co-teaching to assist all of our students, and enhance our reading program as a whole.

For additional information, please click on this link: Title I Information
Offerings On Our LGMS Website
Sign up to receive the monthly Lake Geneva School District "Community Connect" e-newsletter.
Lake Geneva Middle School | Phone: 262.348.3000 | Fax: 262-348-3092 | Web:  http://lgms.badger.k12.wi.us/

District Website:  LakeGenevaSchools.com